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Poster: dark.starz Date: Aug 3, 2011 3:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: What Do You Like About The 80's ?

This may sound a tad cliche; "wasn't there".

I mean the second half of the 60's were an amazing time in history and i'm certain if you poll the forum members this era holds the lowest percentage of attendance.

My oldest brother bought "The Grateful Dead" album in 1967 and the Beatles, Cream, Doors FM & AM radio somehow sounded more musical. Christmas 1970 he gave the gift of a reel to reel tape with AM Beauty on one side and Live Dead on the other. This was the first gestalt link to this music.

Have always found the 60's Dead music to be both really intense, and raw, except for perhaps the acoustic music, pig's blues covers and some of the instrumental extrapolation, dark star etc.

I've listened extensively to the Dead's music from 1968 - 1970 and just find myself drawn towards performances after Keith joined and forward. Guess i find the musicality, structure, songs and vocal acumen to be more enjoyable when compared to the 60's intensity. (imho)

However, if i happened upon a vial could certainly dive in head first to this "multi-dimensional" era with arms, eyes and ears wide open.


This post was modified by dark.starz on 2011-08-03 22:08:24